AN ACT TO ALLOW TIME EXTENSIONS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF BACK-UP PSAP REQUIREMENTS, TO DEFINE UNIFORM STANDARDS FOR BACK-UP PSAPS, AND TO DEVELOP A MASTER PURCHASING LIST FOR 911 SYSTEM ELIGIBLE EXPENSES. Enacted August 18, 2015. Effective August 18, 2015.
Summary date: Aug 24 2015 - View summary
Summary date: Aug 6 2015 - View summary
Conference committee report changes the 3rd edition by deleting proposed GS 153A-457, which required counties that operate 911 public safety answering points funded by county ad valorem taxes to provide the 911 dispatch services without additional charge to any city in the county if the city adopts a resolution requesting the services. Makes conforming changes. Amends the long title.
Summary date: Jul 15 2015 - View summary
Senate amendments make the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Amendment #1 deletes language which provided that the agreement or contract between the county and city for the cost sharing of 911 dispatch services remains effective until it is terminated by the parties.
Amendment #2 amends the long title and the requirements to be met by PSAPs in order to receive a distribution under GS 62A-46 to provide that PSAPs that have made substantial progress toward the implementation of a plan and means for 911 call-taking, if 911 calls cannot be processed at the primary PSAP, can be granted an extension until July 1, 2017, by the 911 Board to complete implementation (previously, required PSAPs, by July 1, 2016, to have a plan and means for such 911 call-taking or tohave made substantial progress toward implementation of the plan and means for such calls). Changes the effective date of Section 3 of the act, enacting GS 153A-457, to September 1, 2015 (was, July 1, 2015).
Summary date: Jul 2 2015 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends the long title.
Enacts new GS 153A-457 requiring counties that operate 911 public safety answering points funded by county ad valorem taxes to provide the 911 dispatch services without additional charge to any city in the county if the city adopts a resolution requesting the services. Provides that if the county was not already providing such services to the city, then the county has 12 months from the date of the resolution to begin providing the 911 dispatch services to the city. Effective July 1, 2015. Adds that these provisions do not apply if a county and city have entered into an agreement or contract for the sharing of the cost of 911 dispatch services. Provides that the agreement or contract remains effective until it is terminated by the parties.
Summary date: Apr 2 2015 - View summary
Amends GS 62A-46 to set the deadline for the PSAP plans and means (or for making substantial progress towards implementation) for 911 backup by July 1, 2016.
Requires the 911 Board to study alternatives for facilitation of uniform procurement and pricing of 911 eligible expenses through bulk purchasing and other means. Requires a report by Mary 1, 2016, to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Information Technology.